Telecast first in 1995, 'Kai Alavu Manasu' was a super hit serial written and directed by Iyakkunar Sigaram K. Balachander. The story revolves around Sharada (Geetha), a simple minded widow, who is diagnosed with a terminal heart ailment. She fears that her three lovely children will be orphaned and gives them away in adoption.
Separation from the kids is very painful, but she endures it and awaits death. As fate would have it, she undergoes surgery with the help of a philanthropist Gururengan (Prakash Raj) and survives. Her grief is double fold now. She wants to get her children back, but Gururengan advises her not to mess up the lives of the children, as they might have settled down with their new parents. He offers her a job and makes her stay with him.
Fifteen years later, by now a transformed modern career woman working with Gururengan, silently holding her love for him within herself, the suppressed guilt of giving away her children surfaces. She is impelled by a strong desire to see them and begins the search for them.
After this long gap, will she be able to find them? And even if she finds them, will the children forgive her for her neglect, all these years? Will the foster parents encourage the reunion with the natural mother? Who will fill up the vacuum in her life?
A truly poignant classic of all times!